By: Elizabeth Hofheinz, M.P.H., M.Ed., April 17, 2018
Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., based in Warsaw, Indiana, has announced that the first surgical case utilizing its Comprehensive Augmented Baseplate was performed by John W. Sperling, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon at Mayo Clinic.
According to the company, “This newly cleared baseplate boasts a simplified circular design at three augment heights (3mm, 5mm and 7mm buildup), allowing for augment placement in any orientation to accommodate various unique bone anatomies. Its circular design also allows bone ingrowth into the rim of the baseplate for optimal fixation.”
“The Comprehensive Augmented Baseplate is a component of the Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder System, a next-generation reverse shoulder prosthesis engineered to offer high-quality intraoperative flexibility and clinically proven technologies.”
“The system aims to minimize the potential challenges of removing well-fixed humeral stems by allowing conversion to a reverse shoulder using any of the existing Comprehensive stems. Additionally, the Comprehensive Augmented Baseplate leverages Mayo Clinic’s patented methodology for the optimization of shoulder arthroplasty components developed by Dr. Sperling at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn., to provide relevant sizing for a conservative approach to bone removal to preserve bone stock if a future revision procedure is necessary.”